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Content tagged with Networking posted in October 2009
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You Want Space? Juniper Gives You Space
News  |  10/30/2009  | 
The fight for the data center continues with Juniper's Space, a centralized management framework which consists of a management server and a development program with APIs and an SDK to integrate applications with Juniper's Junos operating system. One the one hand, Space is just a management and orchestration platform with integration hooks much like HP's Insight. What makes Space unique and interesting is the developer program and the potential of opening the API and SDK to developers and enterp
Aruba Brings SaaS To Multi-Vendor WLAN Management
News  |  10/29/2009  | 
WLAN vendor Aruba Networks has announced AirWave on Demand (AoD), a Software as a Service (SaaS) edition of their multi-vendor WLAN management tool. AoD features the same WLAN management, identification, monitoring, and security functionality of the server-based AirWave Wireless Management Suite, but hosted at Aruba's data center. Subscriptions will be available on a monthly or annual basis, as well as opportunities for resellers to remarket the service. The service is in early customer deplo
Juniper's Big Day: New Software Platform, New Hardware, New Partners
News  |  10/29/2009  | 
Juniper is making a number of announcements today at an analyst's day in New York. Most important is Junos Space, a new software integration program that provides integration capabilities with Junos operating system. Then there is Junos Pulse, an integrated software client, a new chipset for the MX routers for service providers and large enterprises, as well as a cloud computing initiative to deliver a host of services such as scaling, application visibility, and threat protection.
IEEE Ratifies 802.15.3c, Multi-gigabit Speed Wireless PAN Standard
News  |  10/29/2009  | 
The IEEE today announced that its Standards Board has ratified IEEE 802.15.3c-2009, Standard for Information Technology-Telecommunications and Information Exchange between systems-Local and Metropolitan networks-Specific requirements-Part 15.3: Wireless Medium Access Control (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY)Specifications for High Rate Wireless Personal Area Networks (WPANs): Millimeter-wave based Alternative Physical Layer Extension Amendment.
Vidyo Granted Patent For Groundbreaking Video Conferencing Architecture
News  |  10/29/2009  | 
Vidyo Inc., the first company to deliver personal telepresence, today announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has awarded the company a patent for its VidyoRouter architecture which delivers reliable, low latency, multipoint conferencing over any IP network including the Internet. The patent (U.S. Patent No. 7,593,032 entitled "System and Method for a Conference Server Architecture for Low Delay and Distributed Conferencing Applications") covers the key intellectual property behind V
Juniper Networks Delivers Security At Massive Scale For Cloud Services, Mega Data Centers
News  |  10/29/2009  | 
Cloud-Ready Data Center Initiative Offers Pragmatic Solutions to Simplify, Share and Secure Infrastructure
Juniper Networks Unveils New Silicon with Breakthrough "3D Scaling" Technology
News  |  10/29/2009  | 
Junos Trio Scales Dynamically Across Bandwidth, Subscribers and Services; First in New Junos One Family of Processors
Juniper Launches Open Software Platform To Accelerate Innovation Across The Network
News  |  10/29/2009  | 
Junos Operating System, Junos Space and Junos Pulse Allow Developers to Directly Program Networks for Better Experiences and Economics
Cisco Without Borders
News  |  10/29/2009  | 
Cisco has introduced a new network architecture: the Borderless Network architecture, along with a five-phase plan designed to help deliver services and applications to anyone, anywhere, on any device, at anytime. As the first proof point of its Borderless Networks architecture, Cisco announced the second generation of its Integrated Services Router, the ISR G2.
Aruba Takes Network Management To Cloud
News  |  10/28/2009  | 
The AirWave OnDemand service enables subscribers to locate users and Wi-Fi devices and diagnose network problems.
AirMagnet Brings 802.11n To Enterprise WLAN Monitoring
News  |  10/28/2009  | 
Wireless management and security vendor AirMagnet has unleashed the latest incarnation of their AirMagnet Enterprise product. Along with software enhancements, the product line now features 802.11n hardware sensors to scan the airwaves for security, configuration and interference issues on enterprise WLAN deployments. The software upgrade is free for existing customers with support agreements. Upgrade pricing is available on the new hardware.
Juniper, Dell Partner On Networking Gear
News  |  10/28/2009  | 
Dell plans to market and support Juniper's MX Series routers, EX Series Ethernet switches, and SRX Series gateways.
Dell And Juniper Networks To Collaborate On Next-Generation Networking
News  |  10/28/2009  | 
Dell and Juniper Networks, Inc. today announced an agreement to offer networking solutions under Dell's PowerConnect brand that enable customers to deploy a common network management platform and network operating system to help reduce operating expenses.
Dell and Juniper Team Up
Commentary  |  10/28/2009  | 
The rapidly evolving networking market took another unexpected turn when server powerhouse Dell teamed up with network equipment supplier Juniper. Dell will now resell Junipers MX Series Ethernet services routers, EX Series Ethernet switches and SRX Series services gateways, which all run Juniper's JUNOS operating system software.
Emulex Heads Backwards At 80 MPH
Commentary  |  10/27/2009  | 
Today Emulex announced the general availability of its "UCNA" to channel partners. However, I think it's important to be clear about what they have actually announced: they are making ServerEngines' 10GbE NIC available to channel partners. There are neither FCoE nor iSCSI capabilities on the card; it ships with Ethernet support. From all indications, it's a ServerEngines board with an Emulex logo.
Emulex Announces Collaboration with IBM to Deliver Industry-Leading Storage and Networking Solutions
News  |  10/27/2009  | 
Next Generation 10Gb/s Ethernet and 16Gb/s Fibre Channel Connectivity Solutions Provide IBM Power Systems' Customers with Advanced Virtualization Capabilities
Emulex Announces General Availability of its OneConnect Universal Converged Network Adapters and OneCommand Manager
News  |  10/27/2009  | 
OneConnect architecture delivers simplified networking, trusted san interoperability and increased business agility
TippingPoint Introduces Groundbreaking Network Security Platform Designed for Data Center and Core Network Deployments
News  |  10/27/2009  | 
New threat suppression engine leverages industry leading dvlabs research to deliver most comprehensive real-world network security while reducing cost
Mellanox Advances IBM Networking Solutions with 10 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter Cards
News  |  10/27/2009  | 
ConnectX EN 10 Gigabit Ethernet adapters selected by IBM to support the growing demand for high-speed networks and application productivity
FairPoint Files For Chapter 11
News  |  10/27/2009  | 
Its New England landline telephone operations, purchased from Verizon, will continue, company says.
The Truth About The FCC Proposed Rules On Net Neutrality
Commentary  |  10/27/2009  | 
Ever since the FCC announced their proposed rules on net neutrality, there has been massive misinformation from news outlets, commentators, politicians, and political groups. The proposed rulings repeatedly state that the provisions are subject to network management, don't impede law enforcement or emergency preparedness and don't require providers to allow illegal activity, such as copyright infringement or pirating. Anyone who says differently is either misinformed or lying.
Including Internet Load Balancing And Redundancy In DR Strategies
News  |  10/27/2009  | 
Town and Country, a Palo Alto-based SMB that has been doing business for over twenty years and provides premier placement services for nannies and home service workers. The company's thirty-five employees screen candidates and place them with clients. Much of this work is conducted by phone. Because telephony and strong network communications are vital, Town and Country wanted to ensure that calls were never dropped and that call quality was consistently high.
FCC Approves Net Neutrality Rule Making
News  |  10/26/2009  | 
The move opens up a vehicle for comments, but how and to what degree the Internet should be free or regulated remains to be decided.
Verizon Racks Up Revenues, But Profits Drop
News  |  10/26/2009  | 
Despite intense competition from AT&T and its Apple iPhone, buying Alltell has helped Verizon Wireless keep subscriber numbers robust.
Interface Masters Technologies Introduces Compact Form-Factor External Passive Bypass Switch For Gigabit And 10 Gigabit Ethernet Networking
News  |  10/26/2009  | 
Niagara 2292 supports copper, multi-mode and single-mode fiber Gb and 10Gb Ethernet, high-availability failover and serial connectivity
ProSecure UTM By NETGEAR Over Four Times More Effective At Blocking Threats Than Competing Solutions
News  |  10/26/2009  | 
Independent testing confirms ProSecure UTM family of appliances is between 1.3x and 4.5x more effective at stopping threats than solutions from SonicWALL, Fortinet, and Watchguard
F5 Networks Enhances Its Portfolio with Oracle Solutions; Achieves Oracle Validated Integration for BIG-IP with Three Oracle Applications
News  |  10/26/2009  | 
Building on its strong portfolio of solutions for Oracle Applications, F5 Completes validated Integration of BIG-IP Products with Oracle E-Business Suite 12, PeopleSoft Enterprise 9, and iSiebel CRM 8
SuperComm 2009: Brocade, Ixia, NTT, Mu Dynamics, Cisco, and NetOptics
Commentary  |  10/24/2009  | 
Visiting vendors and talking to product managers is the only reason I go to shows. On occasion, I participate in a panel or give a presentation, but what I really want to do is see what vendors have cooking. SuperComm, while not an enterprise show, has quite a few vendors that service both carriers and enterprises, and often products tend to flow from the carrier to enterprise market as bandwidth demands rise. Keeping an eye on what they are doing tells us where the enterprise may be heading.
Carriers Renew Focus On SMBs
Commentary  |  10/23/2009  | 
AT&T and Avaya create a dedicated sales center for small and midsize businesses, while Sprint forms a Small Business specialty team to develop new products and services.
Aneesh Chopra, U.S. CTO, Describes National Innovation Strategy at SUPERCOMM
News  |  10/23/2009  | 
Focuses on the need for a smart and secure infrastructure, cybersecurity, and increased R&D investments to drive entrepreneurship and economic growth
Are We Ready for the Exabyte Tsunami?
News  |  10/23/2009  | 
Not Without Network Enhancements and Standards, Industry Leaders Say
SuperComm 2009 Keynotes: Long On Vision
Commentary  |  10/22/2009  | 
Two keynotes by the leaders of ATT and Cox Communications covered topics near and dear to their respective hearts. Neither were particularly earth shattering, but getting the birdseye view from the executive suite is useful because it informs us of companies' directions, goals and priorities.
Ericsson Profits Drop 71%
News  |  10/22/2009  | 
The wireless equipment maker was hit with sluggish sales and declining results from its joint venture with Sony.
Linesider Overdrive Automates Network Management
News  |  10/22/2009  | 
One of the thornier issues with building a dynamic infrastructure for a data center or campus LAN is creating a simple, robust, and reliable management system to configure network connectivity. Unless you have the luxury of designing a brand new network, chances are you have a mix of routers, switches and network gear from more than one vendor. Linesider Overdrive Network Services Virtualization Platform aims to simplify the management by abstracting the actual commands from the goals of a task.
Mu Dynamics Moves To Real-World IP Tests
News  |  10/22/2009  | 
Network testing has traditionally been all about "speeds and feeds." Traffic that matches patterns specified in a protocol's RFC are blasted at the device under test as rapidly as possible until the test finishes or the device rolls over and dies. It's a useful testing method for manufacturers who want to make sure their devices comply with the standards, but terribly limited for any other purpose. Mu Dynamics has introduced a new version of its Mu Testing Solution that focuses on testing for ca
Verizon CEO Predicts Doom And Gloom Over Pending Ruling
Commentary  |  10/21/2009  | 
At Supercomm 2009, Ivan Seidenberg, Chairman and CEO of Verizon Communications keynote, kicked off the day with a rousing talk about how broadband is changing our lives and why the FCC should butt out of setting Internet policy. Luckily I was traveling and couldn't attend or I'd have been tempted to pull a "Joe Wilson" and shout "You lie!"
Verizon Business Application Assurance SaaS Bring APM To The Masses
News  |  10/21/2009  | 
Verizon Business Application Assurance brings active and passive Application Performance Monitoring (APM) to their Private IP customer base. Application Assurance integrates with their management portal, Verizon Enterprise Center, providing a seamless management experience. Application Assurance will be available in December, 2009 and offers long term and short term deployments. Managed APM can be very cost effective compared to purchasing and an APM software suite.
Open-Silicon Enables Solarflare's Low Power 10Gb Ethernet Solutions
News  |  10/21/2009  | 
SFC9020 Ethernet Controller Sets New Standard for Low Power
Verizon Business Unveils Cloud-Based Application-Monitoring Tools
News  |  10/21/2009  | 
SaaS offering efficiently helps maintain integrity, performance of critical network-based video, voice and data applications
Network Neutrality: Reconsidering Flat-Rate Internet Access
Commentary  |  10/20/2009  | 
Later this week, the FCC is expected to release details of a newly proposed policy addressing network neutrality. These rules, motivated primarily by a desire on the part of the Obama administration to encourage openness and innovation on the Internet, are also mired in intense political debate, some of it ideological but much of it driven by a corrupt system of campaign finance. Corporate donors are staking out their turf and finding compromise won't be easy.
Chelsio 10G Ethernet Adapters Achieve VMware Ready Status For ESX 4.0
News  |  10/20/2009  | 
Chelsio Communications, Inc. today announced that its single- and dual-port 10GbE adapters have achieved VMware Ready(TM) status for VMware ESX 4.0.
QLogic to Provide FCoE CNAs for IBM Power Systems Servers
News  |  10/20/2009  | 
Collaboration between IBM and Qlogic brings converged networks to the world's most demanding unix and Linux data center environments
Qlogic Gives Emulex A Black Eye
Commentary  |  10/20/2009  | 
With exclusive design wins at NetApp & IBM, and offering the only single chip CNA you can get from EMC today, QLogic continues to pommel its competitors.
Cisco Retools Its Router Line
Commentary  |  10/20/2009  | 
Since its inception 25 years ago, Cisco has been synonymous with routing. The company rolled out its most significant router upgrade, Integrated Services Router Generation (ISRG 2) since 2004 and focused on enhanced video transmission capabilities, more virtualized services, and reduced energy consumption as the means to maintain its market position.
Enterasys S-Series Switches To Replace N-Series In Data Center
News  |  10/19/2009  | 
Enterasys has launched the S-Series of switches for datacenter deployments, a modular switch family that will ultimately replace the N-Series. The new series also comes with an updated operating system that will run on the older N-Series as well. However, the company doesn't have a clear plan for FCoE or partner engagements that Brocade, Cisco and Juniper, have won, leaving us with some doubts about their long term vision.
Enterasys Revamps Switching Line
Commentary  |  10/19/2009  | 
Enterasys, which has been languishing in the Ethernet switching market, is trying to breathe new life into its products. To entice small and medium businesses, the companys S-Series features high performance switching, resilient power, and enhanced management functions.
Q&A: HP ProCurve CTO Paul Congdon
News  |  10/19/2009  | 
Our interview takes a deep diving into networking, with Paul Congdon, HP ProCurve's chief technology officer. Congdon not only opines on managing network sprawl, but he's playing a big part in the solution. As the vice chairman of the IEEE 802.1 working group, Congdon is hard at work on the data center bridging standard, which seeks to make Ethernet the single converged fabric in the data center.
Riverbed Strengthens Technology Leadership In Wan Optimization With New Release Of Rios Software For Steelhead Appliances
News  |  10/19/2009  | 
RiOS 6.0 software delivers more speed for more applications, platforms and private clouds; support for Citrix, Mac, Oracle, Sharepoint and others
LineSider Launches Industry's First Network Services Virtualization Platform
News  |  10/19/2009  | 
LineSider Technologies, Inc. today announced OverDrive, the industry's first network services virtualization platform that enables enterprises and service providers to automate the provisioning and deployment of network services in cloud computing environments.
VMware Delivers New Management Solution for Unprecedented Insight Into Datacenter Capacity - Optimizing for Reduced Waste, Overhead and Risk
News  |  10/19/2009  | 
New Product Helps Customers Continuously Manage and Plan Infrastructure Capacity for Maximum Efficiency
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